Weekend Fun: County Fairs, Festival of the Sea, Train Show

There's no better place to spend a mid-August weekend than the Jersey Shore—and this weekend, the shore is filled with fair and festival fun, including LBI's Festival of the Sea, the Keyport Fireman's Fair, and the Atlantic County 4-H Fair

Peachy celebrations continues this weekend with Alstede's Peach Harvest Festival and the Peach, Princess and Pirate Celebration at Camden Children's Garden. And don't miss more fair fun at New Jersey State Fair: Sussex County Farm & Horse Show and Montclair Jazz Festival.

Find even more weekend options in our Summer Fun Guide, including 20+ August Fairs and Festivals for New Jersey Families. And look to our August GoList and event calendar for a complete listing of happenings this weekend and beyond.

10 Science and STEM Classes for Boston Preschoolers

There’s no shortage of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities for kids in the Boston area, from summer camps to robotics classes. While most of these programs are geared toward older kids and teens, children as young as 2 or 3 years old are at a perfect age to start learning the basics of the scientific method. We've rounded up a list of local programs that offer science or technology programs specifically for curious preschoolers.

Flag Football and Parkour for Kids Come to Chelsea Piers Connecticut

Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford is one of the best sports complexes in Fairfield County, and a family favorite for athletic classes for kids. This fall, the 465,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility is expanding its Ninja + Parkour program and adding Flag Football to its wide array of offerings, which already includes everything from dance classes, gymnastics for kids, and ice skating to youth basketball, soccer, swimming, and field hockey. The fall semester begins September 4, 2019, with programs available for children ages 3 months to 18 years.

Spotlight on STEM Programs for Kids in NYC

If you have a child who's interested in science and math, you may already be familiar with the incredible STEM programs available to kids around New York City. The great thing about many of these programs is they encourage creativity and experimentation—two pillars of childhood fun, and great motivators that support learning outside a school environment. Read on for awesome exploration-based STEM programs for New York City kids focusing on science, math, technology, and creativity.

Kip's Castle Park in Verona, NJ: A Day Trip Fit for Royalty

Did you know there's an actual castle located in the heart of Essex County? Despite its location just off busy Bloomfield Avenue and Route 23, Kip's Castle Park is one of the best-kept secrets in the area. So secret, in fact, that I hadn't even heard of this hidden gem until recently, and I've lived in the area my whole life!

Since my 6-year-old daughter already fancies herself a princess, I figured a trip to this New Jersey park would be right up her alley. Sure enough, she happily explored the castle and pranced around the gorgeous green grounds, even without slides and swings. But playground action isn't far—we decided to pair our visit to Kip's Castle with a stop at nearby Verona Park, for the perfect double-header day trip.

Find even more warm-weather adventures in our Summer Fun Guide, plus check out these other super-cool summer day trips.

Mommy and Me Classes in Philly for Every Interest

Some of the most rewarding moments we have with our young children is watching them learn something new. Find a mommy and me or baby class in the Philadelphia area, so you can experience that moment with your new little one. 

The look on their little faces as they discover a new skill, hear a new sound, or accomplish a new trick is one that makes all the sleepless nights worth it. While we get to see many of these moments in our daily activities as our children grow, with parent-child classes you can also learn new skills alongside your little one. Whether you are just starting out in parenting or looking to introduce your child to your love of books, dance or music, or even want to learn a new language together, we're sure you'll find a fun baby class in Philly.

40 Ways To Keep Summer Going in Los Angeles after School Begins

Whether you're relieved by the quiet or disturbed by the abrupt ending, most LA families are using those three little words (back to school) a whole lot earlier these days. Of course, dropping our kids off at school doesn't change the weather; there might be no child left behind at the beach, but it's still summer until close to Halloween. So if your family is not yet ready for summer to end, pick a few items off our End of Summer Bucket List and go have some fun while the sun still shines!

Summer Bucket List: 30 Things to Do with Boston Kids Before School Begins

There are certain must-do activities for Boston families during these magically long days and warm summer nights. Somehow it all seems to come to a halt once Labor Day arrives and school starts: Bedtimes are once again enforced, the swimsuits are packed away in the closet, and every day is scheduled down to the minute.

It’s time to seize these summer days before they start slipping away! From trips to the farm to pick fresh fruit to water fun at beaches, pools, and spraygrounds, here are 25 Boston summertime experiences to have with your kids before it turns colder, because that's where it ends. (Are you hearing "Summer Nights" from Grease? You’re welcome.)

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